Lesefest “near and far”

Voices from and about Europe

22/06/24Saturday, 15:00 - 18:00further appointments SiriuskogelSulzbach 70, 4820 Bad Ischl
Free entryCounting cards:
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 During the reading festival, the 14 authors will compete against each other live in front of the jury and the audience, with musical accompaniment. The prizewinners in both categories will receive their awards at the event. On both reading days, a general audience award will be given and decided through voting.

Counting cards

Reserve your free counting cards in the library of the parish of Bad Ischl by email ( or during the opening hours of the library also by telephone (+43 6132 26793) or in person.

Literature Prize

Concise literary positions on European identity with a focus on identity, coming to terms with the past and the effects of globalization are being solicited under the topic near and far. An independent jury of professionals will select the best texts from 10 adults and 4 young people from a printed anthology.

More about the project at

Macht und Tradition, Kultur im Fluss

Event info

Sulzbach 70, 4820 Bad Ischl